Library Guide for Students with a Permanent or Temporary Disability

Library About Disability Support Services Library Guide for Students with a Permanent or Temporary Disability

Townsville Library

Access

The Eddie Koiki Mabo Library in Townsville is wheelchair accessible via ramps to the right of the steps at both entrances. Access to the first and second floors is via the lift situated at the southern end of the ground floor.

Accessible parking is located near the side entrance via the car park at the rear of the library. Additional parking bays designated as disability are also available in the library car park.

Students with special needs may apply for a disability parking permit at Queensland Transport.

A Taxi rank is located adjacent to the Student Mall.

Library Facilities

  • Wheelchair accessible toilets are located in the 24 hour Information Commons and adjacent to the rear stairs on the ground floor

  • Study carrels and large tables are wheelchair accessible on all floors.

Cairns Library

Access

The Library in Cairns is wheelchair accessible. Access to the first and second floors is via the lift situated to the right of the entrance.

Six parking bays closest to the Library building are designated as disability parking. In addition, a designated drop off and pick up point with shelter from the elements is located adjacent to the Library.

A taxi rank is located outside of Building A1 (The Rock).

Library Facilities

  • Wheelchair accessible toilets are located in the foyer of the main entrance and on the second floor

  • The Library provides a number of wheelchair accessible computer workstations

Information and Research Assistance

  • InfoHelp is available on the ground floor of the Library to assist with:

    • Locating information through the catalogue

    • Collecting materials from shelves

    • Use of referencing tools

Loans from other libraries

Books in audio or Braille formats can be borrowed from other libraries through Document Supply.

Opening Hours and Maps

Information about opening hours and maps of the campuses and Library buildings are available online and from InfoHelp in Townsville and Cairns

Additional Information

AccessAbility Services provides support for students studying with a temporary or permanent disability, injury or health condition. A range of assistive technology and equipment is available, including a designated computer room, for use by students registered with AccessAbility Services. For further information please contact AccessAbility Services, first floor Library.

For more information or assistance contact InfoHelp.